Tuesday, September 1, 2009
God of War 1 & 2 Remastered for PS3
MD, you sir are one very lucky fellow. Not having played the original God of War 1 or 2 simply because you didnt own a PS2 or a backwards compatible PS3, you now have the chance to play a graphically superior version of the game on your PS3. The remastered version will run at 720P native, with 2x antialiasing, at a rock solid 60 frames per second. Apparently, the developers were going to upgrade some of the textures, but after looking at it closely and doing some tests, decided that the original textures looked good enough at 720P to keep them in there.
But really, resolution aside, how many current gen games really look as good as God of War 2 did on the PS2? Not many, in my experience. Textures and resolution only make up so much of a games visual impact, and for me, art design, framerate, and character animation are the top priorities. Although God of War 1 & 2 ran at 60FPS, the framerate wasnt locked and sometimes there would be slowdown or vertical sync issues - my only complaint about the game. That has all now been fixed, and the game will run perfectly and look beautiful.
The only thing left for gamers to whine about now about is the "kick in the balls" difficulty of the games, something personally I cherish and wouldnt want to see changed. Perhaps at the suggestion of some higher ups at Sony, the development team actually considered lowering the difficulty of certain sections, before laughing for a bit and spraypainting "fuck casual gamers" all over the box for the game.